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computer glitch caused the delay of thousands of flights across the united states on thursday. but as lisa stark reports, this is not the first time that such an incident has happened. and there are concerns about how something like this could impact passenger safety. >> reporter: as planes began backing up around the country, on the ground and in the air, the faa scrambled to unravel the glitch in the air traffic control system. >> i just walked in the airport. looked at the board and said your flight's canceled. >> i'm tired and i'm frustrated. >> reporter: no one was going anywhere fast. extensive delays stretched from new york to atlanta to houston. by 1 calculation, the glitch may have caused as many as 2,000 flight delays. the problem began shortly after 5:00 a.m. eastern, when a single circuit board failed in a air traffic control center in salt lake city. it meant controllers around the nation were no longer receiving information about flights electronically. instead, they had to resort to phone calls and manually imputing flight information into their computers. >> you have to typ
and irreversible steps and eliminate its nuclear weapons program the united states will support the economic assistance. >> reporter: he also revealed allies have begun drafting a program. >> i continue to hold out to prospect. they may decide to walk through this door. i hope they do. >> reporter: his last stop, the base where 20,000 u.s. troops have been on combat duty since the end of the korean war, more than 50 years ago. this has been a long week, halfway around the world from the immediate decisions pressing on president obama. including troop increases for afghanistan. now, there were some setbacks. there may be a missed deadline on a climate trade treaty but president obama doesn't feel that this week was a waste of time or jet fuel. >>> a developing story now from pakistan. a suicide bomber blew himself out of a courthouse in peshawar. bombings have killed more than 200 people there since the army launched an offensive against the taliban last month. >>> hamid karzai has inaugurated for his second term as president. but the afghan leader got a stern warning from secretary of state
to those gathered in the tent having thanksgiving dinner. suddenly, the president of the united states appeared. >> i bring a message on behalf of america. we thank you for your service. we're proud of you. >> reporter: a stealth mission. a mix of daring and caring. a leader, sacrificing his holiday to be with his troops. >> it was also very much in the mold of his dad. it was all about showing support for the troops. >> reporter: george h.w. bush spent thanksgiving 1990 in saudi arabia, during the first gulf but despite the enduring images of recent thanksgivings, historian richard norton smith would argue, it's just fine when the president stays home. >> by and large the message that most presidents send on thanksgiving day is, we're like you. some time after thanksgiving day at the white house, camp david, they'll sit down for a traditional meal. with the family. and close friends. probably watching football afterwards. probably eat too much. it's one of those rituals that brings us together as a country. >> reporter: a ritual that i very much linked to the presidency. the first pre
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